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Establishing Health Insurance

A Healthy Happy Little Girl SwingingChildren of divorced, never-married, or separated families are at greater risk than other children of not having health insurance coverage. Because of this, the Colorado courts and Colorado Child Support Services (CSS) Program also require that health insurance coverage be provided for children when establishing the child support order.

The local county CSE Unit will always list the mother, the father, or either parent in the support order as the person who is to provide health coverage. Medicaid is considered public assistance and is secondary to private health coverage plans. If the children are on Medicaid, the parent ordered to supply health coverage is still held responsible to provide other health coverage.